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The Defence of Darwin Experience is managed by Darwin Military Museum on behalf of the Northern Territory Government. It was established to tell a story of Darwin's role in World War II and is dedicated to the period 1932 to 1945 - a very important...more
5434 Alec Fong Lim Drive | East Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
All reviews military museum interactive displays vietnam war pearl harbour bombing raids gun emplacements second world war short film australian history personal stories air raid an eye opener well worth the visit on display couple of hours great insight hop on hop off bus
Fascinating insight in to the experiences of Darwin in World War 2. I had heard that Darwin was bombed during the war but I was under the impression it had only occurred once. I was amazed to find out that Darwin was bombed many times...More
This place has an incredible array of military hardware. It is an easy venue to navigate around and covers a couple of conflicts that Australia took part in. There is also some very interesting interactive screen displays inside as well as as short movie on...More
This museum is very well set out and the short film about the bombing of Darwin is well done. The displays are informative and the interactive parts are good too - there’s a wealth of information and you can take in as much or as...More
My son and I visited the war experience museum, and we both come away much more enlightened on the devastation the war had on our northern shores. There are great displays of war relics and their use during the bombings of 1942.
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A significant percentage of Australians would be unfamiliar with the Bombing of Darwin - let alone aware of the scale of the attack. More ordnance was dropped on Darwin than on Pearl Harbour, and the subsequent attacks on other towns and cities (including the midget...More
Tells the whole story from many angles however a little hard to follow in the main exhibition! The film however was very good and probably best to see first. Outside some other good information to include information on the involvement in the Korean and Vietnam...More
Many things I enjoyed. Darwin goes on and on and on about being bombed by the Japanese. Ok that’s nice. Even though many many many places were bombed more or worse, Darwin’s claim to this event is significant as Australia was rudely awakened. That said...More
This is a great place to visit to learn about our past history. What I have learnt is Aussies didn’t seem prepared for the attack on Darwin and the other towns that were targeted. The museum has been well done with a video and real...More